Managing and developing alluvial fan floodplains

APA Arizona Chapter


Thursday, November 5, 2015
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. MST

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Take-Away: This session will discuss the





interrelation and impacts of federal regulations governing


management and development within alluvial fan floodplains.




Description: Alluvial fan floodplains exist throughout





the Sonoran Desert and present unique challenges to


development and planning due to the regulatory, physical, and


economic challenges they present. This session will discuss


the constraints and challenges of managing flood hazards,


regulatory Waters of the United States, and planning of State


Trust land within the Rawhide Wash floodplain in northeast


Phoenix and north Scottsdale. Included will be a discussion


of the shifting regulatory framework of the Clean Water Act’s


Section 404 Permit program and building a consensus for flood


hazard mitigation among residents with varying attitudes


toward regional flood control solutions.




Moderator: Mark Edelman, AICP, Arizona State Land Department


Presenters: Sallie Diebolt, Chief, Arizona Regulatory Branch, Los





Angeles District, United States Army Corps of Engineers; Doug


Williams, AICP, Planning Manager, Flood Control District of


Maricopa County







Mark Edelman, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Mark Edelman, AICP, has over 20 years of Arizona land use planning and development experience in the public and private sectors. Mark specializes in long-range and near-term land planning and entitlements, including rezoning and general plan amendments, right-sized solutions for water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure, municipal annexation, and development ... Read More